The Burnside Times

4:03:00 pm McGill Undergraduate Geography Society 0 Comments

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Another day, another dollar

spent at the Burnside Basement cafe. 

  1. Cookies & Tea 
  2. MUGS Toques
  3. Python & Java Tutorials
  4. Panama Field Study Semester
  5. Summer GIS Assistant Position
  6. Sustainability Research Symposium
  7. Faculty of Arts Awards
  8. MSERT Courses 
  9. Cool Thing of the Week 

1. Cookies & Tea 

Join us again Tuesday, February 16th – and every Tuesday – for cookies and tea in the Lounge! 

2. MUGS Toques

Burgundy, Teal, and Tan "Geography" toques are back! Stay warm and rep your dep't. Toques cost $15. Email Will Gleckner or MUGS to pre-order today!

Shout out to our model, Amelia -->

3. Python & Java Tutorials

Python and Java Tutorials are back! Come by the MUGS Lounge Thursdays from 1 – 3 p.m. to ask Ruth Berkow – our enormously knowledgeable tutor – questions about python, java, and life. If you've got an ongoing project, or have questions from classes – bring them by and find a helping hand. 

4. Panama Field Study Semester

The Panama Field Study Semester is back for next year, and you're invited! Come to an info session – stacked with organizers and alum – on Tuesday, February 23rd at 5:30 pm in BURN 426. The jungle is your classroom. 

5. Summer GIS Assistant

Montreal West's Public Works Department is undergoing a digitization process of their infrastructure data, and are looking for a summer GIS Assistant. The position involves data collection and mapmaking.
Qualifications include:
  • An understanding of ArcGIS (having taken an advanced course)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Initiative-taking
  • An interest in urban geography
  • A student returning to school in the fall
  • Ability to work in Canada
  • French not required
Benefits include:
  • Valuable work experience in GIS and the municipal sector
  • Practical experience collecting and manipulating data
  • Potential ESRI training courses
  • $15/hour, 35 hours/week 
If you're interested, send any CVs and questions to

6. Sustainability Research Symposium

The 6th annual Sustainability Research Symposium will be held on March 9th, 2016. This year's theme is "Technology for Sustainability" and will feature several guest speakers, a poster session, talks showcasing student research, and a networking session. They are inviting abstract and poster submissions from graduate and undergraduate students across all faculties that are carrying out research related to sustainability. To register to attend, to submit an abstract, or for more info, check out their site! To volunteer, email Alyssa Wilbur

7. Faculty of Arts Awards

The Faculty of Arts offers internship (deadline March 14th) and research (deadline March 30th) awards to students undertaking work and projects. If this is you and you could use some cash-dolla, check them out! 

8. M-SERT Courses

If you're looking to get your First Aid certification in Montreal, look no further than M-SERT. M-SERT is offering Standard First Aid courses in English, one on March 12th and 13th, and another March 19th & 20th. Courses cost $110 for McGill students. Check out their website for sign-up details. First Aid and CPR are wonderful resume-boosters and also great skills to have, so don't miss out!

9. Cool Thing of the Week

Plans are underway to build the world's first domed city. In Dubai, a 48 million square foot 'Mall of the World' is slated to contain buildings and its own transit system. Finally, perhaps, the science fiction dreamers of the mid 20th century may see their visions come to light.
Buckminister Fuller's 1960 plan to put his geodesic dome over Midtown Manhattan. 
Dubai Holding's 2020 plan for Dubai's Mall of the World.
Mall of The World

That's all, folks. 

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